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  ABC    ABC7 News 430AM    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    January 8, 2013
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bumper on the car. the pilot, 61-year-old guy kleess will answer questions today. one factor, also, could have been the fog which people said wasn't there and came in and it came in suddenly. a lost questions today for the pilot with the ship still docked off of treasure island. >> thank you very much. more now on guy kleess, the 61-year-old pilot. an abc7 news i-team investigation shows he is undergoing routine tests for drug and alcohols. he has spent 30 years of experience mostly on oil tankers for exxon before becoming a san francisco pilot in 2005. in 2010 his license was put on hold by the booed of pilot commissioners when federal regulators deny add request for a medical waiver the we do not
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know what the medical condition was but sources say the situation must have been resolved to have been working as a bar pilot yesterday. abc7 was the first to report the ship collision shortly after it happened. follow us at abc7 news bay area on abc7news.com with a slide show with pictures of the damaged ship and the coast guard news conference. >> the san francisco man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire is in custody this morning. the san francisco police and marshals arrested 22-year-old dexter oliver last night after getting a tip he was staying at an oakland hotel. he is in san francisco county jail facing charges of attempted murder and arson. the victim, 25-year-old starr lamare, remains in critical condition with severe burns. the two got in an argument on sunday. her sister said he came home, poured gasoline in a bottle and
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went back to the laundromat and he doused her and set her on fire. >> the governor will hold a news conference in sacramento to discuss improvements to mental health care in prisons and overcrowding. officials asked judges to modify an order capping the number of inmates that can be held prisons because they want permission to house 6,000 additional inmates. they say if this is rejected, dangerous felons could be released early after the panel blamed overcrowding for violations of inmate rights. >> the f.b.i. is expected to resume excavating a well in a search for victims of the speed freak killers. agents are taking over the search at the qualify the sheriff. heavy machinery will be used to cover soil but most digging is done by hand. the remains of five people have been found in the area, all
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believed victims of two men on a killing spree in the 1980's and 1990's. the family of a nine-year-old girl is waiting to see if this could solve her case. >> the san francisco sheriff will broaden a search for a missing 23-year-old. the son walked out of the house and disappeared. abc7 news reporter has more from santa cruz. >> the last time anyone saw 23-year-old alexander fossgreen it was 4:00 a.m. on friday morning. the father say he walked out of the bedroom because the tv was too loud. >> he calmly turned the volume down and went back inside. >> a search party combed the trails of the redwood state park where he enjoys hiking near the home in scotts valley but the sheriff say they have in solid information to suggest he went on a hike. >> he said nothing to us, he said nothing to any of his
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friends. he only -- he just disappeared. that isn't like him. >> his parents believe he is wearing the same heavy plaid shirt from this picture and left behind a cell phone but he likely took the chinese goh game in a backpack. if you see his you will encounter a young vegetarian who raised ducklings and studies asian culture but his fiance broke off the engagement and his parents say he has been derespondent. >> he was doing better and he was doing kind of okay. he was still sad all the time. >> his mother said she will keep the christmas tree up until he comes home. >> one person things they saw someone matching his description not far from here. the santa cruz sheriff says that it is enough to lunch a larger seven party in the morning. reporting from scotts valley for abc7 news. >> a bay area medical marijuana
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dispensary that calls itself as the nation's largest has won another round to stay open amid a federal crackdown. a judge in san francisco refused to order the health center to stop selling pot while the government tries to prove the establishment is illegal and must close. the landlords in oakland and san jose argue they remain at risk as long as pot is sold on their premises because the u.s. tone has threaten the to seize the properties. the city of oakland is suing federal prosecution saying they promised to leave the dispensaries alone if state and local laws are on bayed. >> oakland international airport officials are looking to make a fix on a section of runway more permanent. a pilot reported an issue on the 10,000' long runway yesterday that led to a shutdown for two hours. an operations crew found a small section of the pavement cracked
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and fallen apart creating a hole 2' in diameter and 4" deep. there were no flight cancellations and only slight delays with planes taking more time to taxi. >> and now nonstop service between the bay area and tokyo, but the boeing 787 dreamliner used by the airline is facing new safety concerns. an electric fire on a three week old 787 in boston yesterday delayed the jet as the jet was being serviced shortly after passengers and crew got off. recently electrical and power problems forced emergency landings in texas and new orleans on other 787's. starting friday the dreamliner will fly nonstop five time as week between san jose and tokyo. >> it is 4:37. a "spare the air" day the third in the winter season.
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the air quality management district says stagnant air will trap smoke and other pollution near the ground and that means trouble for people with breathing problems. officials recommend bicycling or walking rather than driving and there is a ban on burning wood and wood products in fire places, stoves, or outdoor fire pits. repeat violators face fines up to $500. >> and "spare the air" is good and now, folks, guess who is here? >> it is cold out there, the air is just being compressed because of high pressure and all cold air is cooling near the surface, so that is why we have a "spare the air" day. 38 right now in santa rosa, san francisco is 47 and 38 in livermore and 39 in antioch and 44 in san jose. the big problem this morning is
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pockets of dense fog. less than a quarter mile in fairfield and novato and this is just moving around and shifting to the southeast locations as we move through the morning. morning fog. temperatures urgely in the 40's. warmer by lunch into the 60's. partly cloudy overnight tonight. it will be warmer for your tuesday today and then we start to cool it down with a chance of a few sprinkles north on wednesday and cold showers on thursday. >> right now we have light traffic conditions out there with no major problem advisory. the toll plaza at the bay bridge you can see it fog free and light traffic. no problems as you head to the upper deck into san francisco. san mateo bridge we have bunching up on the flat section moving to the high-rise but it is smooth sailing between hayward and foster city.
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you will find repaving northbound and southbound through mill valley on 101, a rolling closure. that is until 5:30 this morning. eastbound dumbarton until 6:00 you will find road work. that will be picked up at 6:00. northbound 101 on the peninsula between 380 and south san francisco, you are down to one lane until 7:00 this morning. kristen and eric? >> police have cracked a decades old murder with d.n.a. >> and now, "i do" turns into
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>> san rafael, south bay, pleasanton and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, 4:43 on tuesday morning, a "spare the air" day for the bay area. the embarcardero in san francisco, ferry building, gorgeous and not so foggy as the past couple of mornings. we will check in with our meteorologist for the forecast today and the morning commute is coming up. >> the only suspect arrested in the deadly attack in benghazi, libya, has been released from jail. a lawyer says the client has been conditionally freed for lack of evidence. he was arrested in connection with the september 11th attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and bay area native and three others. the lawyer says he was freed on monday night. he has to remain in his native tunisia if he is called back to court. he previously was interrogated by the f.b.i. >> mountain view police have arrested someone in a
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28-year-old "cold" case and we lend how a 21-year-old murder victim whose body was found in a supermarket dumpster finally led police to her killer. >> investigators say it was the d.n.a. left on the finger nails that led to the killer. the body of the 21-year-old was found in a dumpster behind a mountain view safe way in 1985. 28 years later police got a d.n.a. match. >> if you scratch someone whether you are trying to defend yourself or are in a struggle there is a chance that the cells of that person wind up under your nails and that is as good as a finger aren't in identifying someone. >> the santa clara d.a. say the d.n.a. hit led them to a 53-year-old of fresno. he was arrest the on friday. the cold case has been revisited but only recently that the advance in technology helped
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workers of the d.a. crime laboratory develop a d.n.a. profile. >>guest: expansed internet data date helped to find a match. for the family this long awaited case has brought a huge sense of relief. >> the reporter says the suspect is being held on $2 million bail. he did not enter a plea during the arraignment and he is due in court next month. >> san francisco 49ers coach said there could be two place kickers on the side lines when they host green bay on saturday night signing condill to compete with david acres who has been off the mark and both have been at practice but when there was a kicking session yesterday akers was a no show according to san francisco chronicle. condiff was there and never kicked at candlestick.
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it will be interesting who gets the call on saturday. >> couple's choice for unique wedding setting ended up putting a kink in the day. the sunset ceremony was good until it was time to land. yes, a hot hair balloon ride but a wind gusts pushed the balloon away from the landing zone and slammed it into a tree in someone's back yesterday. the 14 people were shaken by the rough landing but all fine. the couple just exchanged their vows and continued on to the reception after the landing. we will have more on the story on "good morning america" at 7:00. they wanted a sense of adventure. >> the audio shows 13 people were shaken because one was saying "yes, yes." >> the groom was nervous to begin w.
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>> as we always are when the balloon is being dragged. >> hope that is not a bad omen. >> "spare the air" is possibly an omen. >> tomorrow the air quality improves. we have dense fog an the bay area but not as widespread this morning as kristen said. the national weather service canceled the dense fog advisory posted for this morning. that is a sign we are seeing improvement. beautiful shot there as we look live from the rooftop camera toward the financial district in san francisco. out the door, 39 right new in napa. you are going to find temperatures across the bay area, 44 in san rafael, and 47 in san francisco, and mountain view down to san jose seeing patchy fog with temperatures at 44 and 41 in los gatos and antioch is at 39. the visibility is trying to improve.
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it is not wide-spread visibility just pockets, less than quarter of a mile to half a mile in napa and santa rosa but it is shifting to the east and south. livermore down to half a mile visibility. do not be surprised if you have clear spots and you drive and see pockets of dense fog. right now ten miles visibility toward san jose. here is a look at our forecast. areas of fog this morning. we will see sunshine. remain aing temperatures this afternoon. and 60's before the big cold blast on wednesday, thursday and friday. our highs today are in the 60's. 53 in campbell and 59 for half moon bay and sunshine in redwood city to palo alto and san francisco warming to 59: santa rosa is 63 and 64 vallejo and 61
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in union city and livermore is 61 and 60 for pittsburg. how is traffic? >> good conditions. if you are in san jose it is fog -free and northbound 87, past the pavilion we have a few headlights headed there and very light. san rafael, no fog, either, the headlights moving toward lincoln and the civic center with traffic light and fog free. we have heavy fog between antioch and pittsburg. thick fog there and eastbound road work to a street, and westbound is moving nicely from antioch toward concord. road work 380 to grand, south
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san francisco, two lanes are blocked until 7:00 a.m. and, again, as we talked about it is a "spare the air" with patches of thick fog could slow you down. >> it is 4:50. state regulators begin a hearing on the hazard guessed by a leaking nuclear power plant and what occupants are demanding be done. apanic in a rail station when an escalator reverses direction and alright let's break it down.
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>> good tuesday morning at 4:52. looking down on san francisco across the bay to the east bay you can see it is fairly clear as we said, not as foggy as yesterday but it is a "spare the air" day and we will talk about the temperatures and changes ahead.
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>> oracle is anticipating a new arrival, something being delivered from new zealand, a wind sail which replaces the one destroyed, wrecked when the boat capsized during the world cup series races in the bay on october. they will defend their title as the 34th america's cup this september here on san francisco bay. >> the giant world series trophies begin a world trip, the trophies if the 2010 and 2012 world series, visit 39 cities the next 2 1/2 months. the tour begins today in sacramento. stops include the giant fan fest in san francisco, spring training in arizona. it is free to see the trophies and the tour will also raise money for the junior giants baseball league to see when the trophies will stop by your hometown, go to abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv."
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>> bam has a new glass football trophy to replace the one that broke when they beat notre dame 42-17. it was ugly. >> congratulations to alabama. were you up to the game? you like football? you have to go do sleep when you work this shift. >> was i watching some football last night! absolutely. >> we are not picking up anything out this right now which is good news. it could get active in the next 24-36 hours, santa rosa is 38 and 39 in napa, you will find pockets of dense fog, allow extra drive time through the napa valley and toward santa rosa, and fairfield and dixon area. mountain view is 44 and 47 in san francisco, and here are the highs today, hazy sunshine and temperatures climbing into the
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60's. >> we start a nice clear shot of the golden gate bridge picking up the road work affecting the northbound direction with no fog on the deck here. it is light moving on to the span. we have road work in marin county northbound and southbound with repaving work. the ramp to northbound 101 east and west are shut down until 6:00 a.m. eastbound dumbarton bridge, road work until 6:00 a.m. and westbound is wide open. the peninsula, southbound 101 to 92 only one lane until 6:00 this morning. kristen? >> the u.s. supreme court has set the schedule for arguments on the legality of same-sex marriage and will hear arguments on march 26 open proposition 6, an amendment that bans gay marriage in california which was overturned by a federal judge. then there will be a related
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case challenging the defense of marriage act which makes gay marriage illegal on the federal level. the justices are not expected to rule on either case until late june but whatever they decide will establish a new legal landmark. >> the san francisco zoo lost the mother of the chimpanzee group. she was in her late to mid-50's and many zoo visitors will remember her as the children with -- chimp with the blanket. her face served as the inspiration to yoda of star wars. >> little bit. >> environmentalists are expected it show up if huge numbers at a hearing in san francisco to demand clean safe energy. groups urge the california public utilities commission to shut down the nuclear plant in southern california. two reactors have been shut down
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for a year now after leaks that sent radiation into the neighborhood. >> five people are recovering from injuries after an escalator packed with people suddenly kicked into reverse at a rail station in jersey city, new jersey, yesterday. the escalator was going up and it stopped and went backwards. people were piling up at the bottom of the escalators and others tried to jump over to escape the pile and authorities say the station was damaged during super storm sandy in october. >> an investigation is underway into why a tanker ship scraped the bay bridge. next, what we are lending about the shipping accident. a man guiding the tanker has been checked out before. >> a handful of traffic trouble spots is turning your morning
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you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc7 news. >> good morning. it is tuesday. thanks for joining us. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. time to check on the weather forecast. we have a familiar face. >> good morning, leigh. >> good morning to you. live doppler 7 hd showing you will "all clear" this morning rain-wise. the exception is dense fog with visibility reduced less than quarter of a mile in fair filed and novato and half a mile in napa and santa rosa but not as widespread as yesterday morning. the dense fog advisory has been